A 'mass unwrap' is taking place in Cornwall + the UK, urging supermarkets to ditch plastic packaging


Volunteers across the country have been organising events to help shoppers hand avoidable plastic straight back to the supermarkets.

This year's action will also gather evidence of customers' top plastic pet-hates, to feed back to government and industry and call for action, now.

How can you get involved in the mass unwrap?

After the success of the 2019 National Mass Unwrap launch involving SAS Plastic Free Community Leads, SAS have rolled the event out so anyone can take part, wherever they live.

To kick-start this new wave of community action, a week long National Mass Unwrap is being held between 22nd February and 1st March 2020.

Shoppers will also be able to take part in a Citizen Science survey on what they think are the top pointless plastic items in supermarkets, calling for #LessPlasticPlease and contributing evidence to SAS campaigns.

Here's how you can get involved:

As an organiser - set up your own Mass Unwrap event with our step by step guide. Read more here.As a shopper - there are several Mass Unwrap events  happening in Cornwall this week, starting this weekend in Penzance: Check the map here. Shop as normal during the event, pay and smile at the tills, then look for a volunteer who will help you remove unnecessary plastic packaging and take part in our Citizen Science project.

Mass Unwrap is part of Surfers Against Sewage's award-winning Plastic Free Communities campaign to free where we live from avoidable single-use plastic, which is now active in more than 660 communities across the UK.

https://www.sas.org.uk/plastic-free-communities/